- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

ABILENE, Texas (AP) - Abilene police have shot a suspect who pointed a pellet gun at officers during a disturbance call.

The man was transported to an Abilene hospital following the shooting early Wednesday. Chief Stan Standridge says the suspect has wounds not believed to be critical.

Officers on Tuesday night responded to calls about a man with a gun. Officers confronted the suspect outside a residence, then he tried to run. Police say the man stopped and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers.

Standridge says two officers opened fire, striking the suspect. The officers weren’t hurt.

Police say the 39-year-old man, who turned out to have a pellet gun, faces charges of assault against a public servant. He remains in police custody while hospitalized.

Both officers are on administrative leave.

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